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File #: Int 1132-2016    Version: Name: Establishing a public list of commitments made by the city in connection with city planning commission decisions subject to council review. (20165637 LLY)
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 3/22/2016
Enactment date: 12/22/2016 Law number: 2016/175
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a public list of commitments made by the city in connection with city planning commission decisions subject to council review
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Deborah L. Rose, Carlos Menchaca, Andrew Cohen, David G. Greenfield, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Antonio Reynoso, Vanessa L. Gibson, Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Rory I. Lancman, James G. Van Bramer, James Vacca, Karen Koslowitz, Ritchie J. Torres, Vincent J. Gentile, Jumaane D. Williams, Inez D. Barron, Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos, Paul A. Vallone, Stephen T. Levin, Elizabeth S. Crowley
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Summary: This bill would require the Administration to establish and maintain a publicly accessible, searchable online list of written commitments made by the Mayor to the Council or a Council member in connection with most ULURP applications, including applications for neighborhood rezonings, amendments to the zoning resolution, dispositions of real property, and special permits that involve at least four adjacent blocks of real property. For applications filed by the City or a non-profit controlled by the Mayor, such list shall include all commitments made by letter by the Mayor or a representative designated by the Mayor. For private applications, such list shall include only those commitments for which a funding amount of $1 million or more is specified in the letter establishing the commitment. Commitments shall be logged in the list within 30 days of final approval of the application. Beginning on June 30, 2017 and annually thereafter, the responsible agency shall report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council on the progress of all commitments in the list.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1132-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1132, 4. Int. No. 1132 - 3/22/16, 5. March 22, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 31, 2016 - June 3, 2016, 7. Land Use Calendar - June 7, 8. Committee Report 6/7/16, 9. Hearing Testimony 6/7/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 6/7/16, 11. Land Use Calendar - December 14, 2016, 12. Land Use Calendar - Week of December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016, 13. Committee Report 12/14/16, 14. Hearing Transcript 12/14/16, 15. December 15, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. Int. No. 1132-A (FINAL), 17. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Mayor's Letter, 20. Local Law 175, 21. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-15-16, 22. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 15, 2016
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/22/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/22/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/22/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/2016AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Land Use Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1132-A

 

By The Public Advocate (Ms. James), The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Members Espinal, Rose, Menchaca, Cohen, Greenfield, Rosenthal, Richards, Rodriguez, Reynoso, Gibson, Constantinides, Johnson, Lancman, Van Bramer, Vacca, Koslowitz, Torres, Gentile, Williams, Barron, Treyger, Kallos, Vallone, Levin and Crowley

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to establishing a public list of commitments made by the city in connection with city planning commission decisions subject to council review

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 8 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 206 to read as follows:

§ 206. Tracking of commitments.  a. For the purposes of this section:

Block. The term “block” has the meaning given to that term in section 12-10 of the zoning resolution.

b. Such agency as the mayor shall designate shall establish and maintain a publicly accessible online searchable list of all commitments described in this section that relate to an application that:

(1) the city planning commission has approved or approved with modifications for a matter described in paragraph one, three, four, five, six, eight, ten, or eleven of subdivision a of section one hundred ninety-seven-c or a change in the text of the zoning resolution pursuant to section two hundred or two hundred one;

(2) the commission decision has been approved or approved with modifications by the council pursuant to section one hundred ninety-seven-d and is not subject to further action pursuant to subdivision e or f of such section; and

(3) involves at least four adjacent blocks of real property.

c. Such list shall include all commitments made by letter by the mayor or a representative designated by the mayor to the council or a council member that relate to an application described in subdivision b of this section on which the city or a not-for-profit corporation of which a majority of its members are appointed by the mayor is either the applicant or co-applicant.

d. Such list shall include any commitment made by letter by the mayor or a representative designated by the mayor to the council or a council member for which a funding amount of one million dollars or more is set forth in the letter establishing such commitment in relation to an application described in subdivision b of this section on which neither the city nor a not-for-profit corporation of which a majority of its members are appointed by the mayor is either the applicant or co-applicant.

e. Within thirty days of final council approval of a commission decision described in this section, the designated agency shall submit to the council and record on such list the commitments described in this section, including a description of each commitment, the target commencement and completion dates, the application number, the agency or agencies responsible for implementation of such commitment, and any funding amount set forth in the letter establishing the commitment. The designated agency may include other information that it deems relevant. 

f. Beginning June 30, 2017, and annually thereafter, the designated agency shall report to the mayor and the speaker of the council information relating to commitments that have been recorded pursuant to this section, including any changes to information described in subdivision e that indicate progress toward the fulfillment of each such commitment and whether the commitment has been completed within the preceding year.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

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